Michigan Public Interest Representation

All citizens have civil rights. Employees have a right to be free from discrimination and retaliation in the workplace, jail inmates have a right to be treated fairly and humanely, and individuals have the right to be heard by community decision-makers. Parsons Law Firm has over 30 years' experience representing individuals in public interest litigation in Northern Michigan.

Learn more about some of our civil rights and public interest practice areas below. We believe in helping private individuals help society to improve by recognizing its mistakes and by compensating individuals who have been hurt by those mistakes.

It is a sad fact that we cannot help all those who have been harmed by the government; we cannot stop all bad corporate conduct; we cannot stop all bad real estate deals. We can, however, do what we can to make society better.

If you think we may be able to help you with a Michigan civil rights case, we welcome you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

Land Use

Parsons Law Firm is committed to protecting the character of Traverse City and the surrounding regions. We believe that how a society handles land use shapes a society, especially in a region of such environmental beauty and natural diversity. These… Read More

Civil Rights & Police Misconduct

All citizens — even jail inmates — have civil rights. If a governmental agent’s action or inaction allows a citizen to be injured, civil rights laws may provide compensation. The statute of limitations for federal civil rights claims is gen… Read More

Whistleblower & Employment

The loss of a job causes not just the loss of wages and benefits, but also emotional problems. There are many types of employment cases with many differing statutes of limitations: a whistleblower must file suit within 90 days; a woman who is sexuall… Read More